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April 2018

Introduction to Statistical Software

April 25, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Research Library 11630F – RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop This hands-on workshop will introduce some commonly used statistical software packages, including R, SAS, SPSS and Stata. Taught by Christine Wells (Institute for Digital Research and Education). Event is free. Available to only UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. See website link below to RSVP. See other research training courses here.

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May 2018

XSEDE HPC Workshop: BIG DATA

May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building), UCLA

UCLA-IDRE along with XSEDE and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop (May 1-2, 2018, 8 AM-2 PM PDT each day). This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. For registration and detailed information, visit: https://www.psc.edu/hpc-workshop-series/big-data-may-2018 Agenda: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 All times given are Pacific 08:00 Welcome 08:25 Intro to Big Data 09:00 Hadoop 09:30 Intro to Spark…

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Introduction to Spatial Data

May 2, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Research Library 11630F – RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop How to get started with spatial data and statistics. Taught by Albert Kochaphum and Christine Wells (Institute for Digital Research and Education). Event is free. Available to only UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. See website link below to RSVP. See other research training courses here.

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Zotero

May 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Research Library 11630F – RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop Zoe Borovsky (Library) and Bethany Myers (Library) cover the basics and some fancy, advanced features of this popular, free, web-based application. Event is free. Available to only UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. See website link below to RSVP. See other research training courses here.

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High-performance programming: back to the hardware

May 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - May 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building), UCLA + Google Map
Free

In collaboration with UCLA-ECE, IDRE  invites you to the workshop "High-Performance programming: back to hardware" with the following details: Outline: Architecture of modern CPUs - brief overview How to efficiently use CPU computing resources Memory and cache architecture How to use the memory system efficiently Using multiple CPUs efficiently through concurrency Memory model, locking, memory barriers Instructor: Fedor G Pikus, Ph.D., Chief Engineering Scientist, Design to Silicon division, Mentor Graphics Corp (Siemens business). Timing: 10:30 AM - 4 PM on…

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Logistic Regression in SAS

May 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building), UCLA
Free

This workshop will cover modeling binary outcome with logistic regression in SAS. We will discuss the logistic regression model, model building and fitting, interpretation of estimated parameters, assessment of model fit, graphing of model effects, and ROC analysis. This workshop does NOT cover ordinal or multinomial logistic regression.

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Software Central – SurveyMonkey Training: Session #1

May 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building), UCLA

If you have ever wondered what SurveyMonkey is or if you are already an in-the-know SurveyMonkey licensee, we invite you to a live training session. Software Central is hosting two SurveyMonkey Training sessions on Wednesday, May 9th, in the IDRE Portal – 5628 Math Sciences Building. Session #1 will be at 10:30am to 11:30am Session #2 will be at 1:00pm to 2:00pm The material covered will be the same in both sessions: Enterprise overview – Collaboration and permission control on…

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Research Data Management

May 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Research Library 11630F – RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop The focus of this talk is on understanding and applying initial steps to facilitate data management and data reuse. Topics covered will include data management plans, the data life cycle, file management, and metadata. Attendees will get a chance to practice using these approaches. Taught by Bethany Myers (Library). Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. See website link below to RSVP. See other research training courses here.

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Software Central – SurveyMonkey Training: Session #2

May 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building), UCLA

If you have ever wondered what SurveyMonkey is or if you are already an in-the-know SurveyMonkey licensee, we invite you to a live training session. Software Central is hosting two SurveyMonkey Training sessions on Wednesday, May 9th, in the IDRE Portal – 5628 Math Sciences Building. Session #1 will be at 10:30am to 11:30am Session #2 will be at 1:00pm to 2:00pm The materials covered will be the same in both sessions: Enterprise overview – Collaboration and permission control on…

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Spatial Statistics in STATA

May 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Research Library 11630F – RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop Demonstrate how to use spmaps and maps module in STATA. Taught by Christine Wells and Albert Kochaphum (Institute for Digital Research and Education). Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. See website link below to RSVP. See other research training courses here.

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Introduction to Power Analysis

May 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building), UCLA
Free

This workshop will describe what statistical power is and describe steps that can be taken to increase power. The information needed to conduct power analyses for commonly-used statistical tests will also be discussed.

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Databases and Excel

May 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Research Library 11630F – RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop This hands-on session will explore several tools useful in managing research data. The workshop will cover basic and advanced techniques in Microsoft Excel 2016 such as importing and formatting text, tables, PivotTables, conditional formatting, and connecting to external data sources. We will then cover software options for managing more complex datasets while discussing data topics such as relational databases, controlling entries through controlled vocabularies, and local vs online solutions. Taught by Deidre Whitmore (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology)…

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A Practical Introduction to Factor Analysis

May 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building), UCLA
Free

This workshop will give a practical overview of exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory (CFA) factor analysis. EFA topics to be covered include factor extraction, principal components analysis, estimation methods, factor rotation, refining the factor structure, and generating factor scores for subsequent analyses. The latter portion of the seminar will introduce CFA topics such as identification and model fit, and present examples of a one, two and second order factor structure. SPSS will be used for the EFA portion of the seminar…

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Data Visualization with ReactJS

May 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Research Library 11630F – RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop Using ReactJS to display and share data on the Web. Taught by Hayk Zakaryan (Institute for Digital Research and Education). Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. See website link below to RSVP. See other research training courses here.

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Tableau Public

May 30, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Research Library 11630F – RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop Overview of visualization software. Taught by Zoe Borovsky (Library) and Suvra Mostafa (Digital Research Project Assistant, Master of Social Sciences candidate). Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. See website link below to RSVP. See other research training courses here.

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An Overview of SAS Studio and Tools for Using SAS More Efficiently

May 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
5628 Math Science Building
Free

Title: An Overview of SAS Studio and Tools for Using SAS More Efficiently Time: 10AM-11AM Location: Math Sciences 5628 IDRE Portal Abstract: SAS® University Edition is available at no cost to students, educators, and learners for academic, noncommercial use, making it easier than ever to access and learn SAS® software. One of the interfaces included with SAS University Edition is SAS® Studio, a browser-based application that runs on all three major operating systems.  In addition to furnishing a code editor,…

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